Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

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Senior Administrator at Recovery Haven, Mairead O’Sullivan at the centre on Tuesday night for the launch of the ‘Celebration of Light’. Photo by Dermot Crean

THOUSANDS of people all over Kerry are expected to take part in the annual ‘Celebration of Light’ this June in aid of  Recovery Haven.

“Celebration of Light” has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to come together and share experiences and celebrate the lives of families and friends.

Speaking at the launch, Chairman of Recovery Haven Dan Collins said that this event creates a great meeting point for people who have been affected personally or through someone they know by cancer.

“The symbolic lighting of candles creates a very special atmosphere, people are united and hope is renewed. Through the coming together of people and the support they give to each other hope is spread through the community,” said Dan.

This event will be held on Friday June 20 at 7.45pm, (Candles lit at 8pm).
The following venues have been selected this year: Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Camp, Dingle, Fenit, Inch, Killorglin, Killarney, Causeway and Portmagee.

Candles will be lit simultaneously, at the signal, on each venue. Candles will be available at various outlets, at each of these venues prior to June 20.

A few words will be said on “Hope Through Light”. Symbolic stone throwing into water will take place, and music will be provided by local musicians at each location.

Manager Siobhán Mc Sweeney emphasises the importance of fundraising to support the work that is done by Recovery Haven.

“Candles will be on sale for €3 each or two for €5 from various local outlets and at Recovery Haven. The success of this will depend on local support and local volunteers and we would ask people to contact Recovery Haven on 066-7192122 or for further information,” said Ms McSweeney.

People are asked to be in place by 7.45pm. Families welcome.



Launching the Celebration of Light event at the Recovery Haven on Tuesday evening were, in front; Fundraising committee members Phil Stack and Maureen O’Brien; Senior Administrator Mairead O’Sullivan and Micheal O Suilleabhain. At back; Sinead Cotter; Chairman of Recovery Haven Board Dan Collins and Dermot Crowley, Treasurer. Photo by Dermot Crean

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